ASAP Rocky and other stars arrested abroad
The rapper has plead not guilty to assault charges
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CELEBRITY Celebrity arrests
In our own countries, it seems celebrities are impervious to the law—or they have enough money to skirt past it. In foreign countries, however, things get a little tricky.
Such is the case with rapper ASAP Rocky, who is battling a criminal case in Stockholm, Sweden, after he was involved in a street brawl on June 30. Rocky and his team have argued that the incident was a matter of self-defense.
Celebrities, publications, and even the Tidal streaming service have united under the hashtags #JusticeForRocky and #FreeRocky, as more details surface about his charges. US President Donald Trump even offered to personally vouch for his bail, after Kanye West called him to request that he get involved. Nonetheless, Rocky is fighting for his freedom at his trial.
Being arrested abroad has many complications, and some treaties between countries can apparently be disregarded without penalty. Check out the gallery to learn more about Rocky’s case, and see which other stars have been arrested while abroad.